How a Reline Can Aid in Denture Repair

Posted on: August 24, 2019

Wondering if you are in need of denture repair because your dentures no longer fit like they used to? If your dentures are no longer as comfortable to wear as they used to be, then understand that this is completely normal and to be expected. Over time, your jaw will continue losing bone due to the loss of your teeth. This loss of bone will eventually cause your dentures to not fit as well as they once did, making it necessary to reline them for a better and improved fit.

About dentures

While dentures are made to last a lifetime, problems can arise when wearing dentures, just like they can arise with natural teeth. Dentures can chip or crack and can even break in half, which is often due to accidentally dropping them on a hard surface. Whenever dentures are damaged, they need to be repaired as soon as possible so you can once again perform your everyday activities without any issues.

About denture repair

While many denture wearers may be tempted to repair their dentures themselves, this is not recommended. More often than not, the do-it-yourself repair job will end up making the damage even worse. Instead, it is necessary to have a dental professional repair broken dentures.

There are different types of denture repairs available, including repairing cracked or broken dentures, creating a new denture rebase and relining the dentures.

About relines

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, if your dentures no longer fit as well as they once did, you may need to have a procedure done to refit the base of the denture, called a reline. There are different types of relining options available, including soft denture relines, hard denture relines and temporary relines. Soft relines reshape the underside of the denture and is the most comfortable relining option. Hard relines reshape the denture using a harder base, which will last longer but is not as comfortable as a soft reline.

When dentures do not fit well

When dentures do not fit exactly as they are supposed to, there is a chance that the wearer will get an infection. Since one’s oral health can negatively affect their overall general health, doing everything possible to avoid an oral infection is recommended. Patients who continually experience ill-fitting dentures need to let their dentist know, as it is necessary to find the underlying problem so they can wear dentures without experiencing any discomfort or pain.

How are your dentures fitting?

Are you currently in need of denture repair? If you are, it really is important that you have any necessary repairs performed as soon as possible. When your dentures do not fit exactly as they are supposed to, they will be uncomfortable to wear. Ill-fitting dentures can also lead to your being diagnosed with a mouth infection, which is something you definitely want to avoid. Have any questions for us? We invite you to contact our office today to set up a consultation.

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